Over 2,000 people of all ages and races and beliefs gathered in Civic Center Park for Tuesday evening’s Kneel For Nine. It was well spirited and respectful and honorable.
The event’s name symbolically refers to the nearly nine minutes that police officer David Chauvin kneeled on the neck of George Floyd on May 23. A variety of chants rang out in unison with each passing minute.
The Kenosha Police Department assisted the departing crowd, some marching through downtown Kenosha with squad cars following up.
For the past month, Kenosha City Council and Committee meetings have been conducted remotely and we’re all getting the hang of it, so are our cats. Smokey (left) and Alley never fail to convene and advise each Monday evening.
I smiled when I looked at the return address, and anxious to see what the topic was, I read about a problem I was able to quickly address for this anonymous constituent. Keep those letter coming. I’ll do my best.
After a chaotic news cycle in Madison yesterday , the decision has been made that in-person voting will take place today until 8 p.m.
Public safety protocols will be in place, so please don’t forget to cast your vote today.
Polling places have been reduced to 10 locations, but the 2nd District Public Museum site remains unchanged. If you have questions about other polling places, this link will help you. https://www.kenoshacounty.org/137/County-Clerk
All absentee ballots must be dropped off today in the white boxes at city hall, OR your absentee ballot must be postmarked at the post office with today’s date, April 7.
The final set of 100 portraits by local photographer Kevin Poirier reflecting Kenosha’s racial diversity on the faces of Frank and Southport elementary school students was pasted up Thursday on a spacious lot in the downtown district.
Kenosha Creative Space’s Francisco Loyola and Steve Hawkins worked for two days hanging the 24″ x 36″ prints provided by the University of Wisconsin – Parkside on the side of a building at 5811 6th Ave.
Poirier was struck by the kids’ lack of awareness or concern about their racial identity. They just saw themselves as kids. Loyola says he truly believes these kids are Kenosha’s future and wondered which one will be our next Mayor.
Our future is even harder to predict these days, which makes looking at these portraits a joy.